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taken a step back on this debt ceiling standoff. should it be raised. this is how "the new york times" described it over the weekend. i'll put it up on the screen and have you react to it. backing down from the hardline stance, house republicans said friday they would agree to lift the limit for three months with the requirement that both chambers of congress pass a budget in that time to clear the way for negotiations on long-term deficit reduction, to add muscle to the efforts to bring democrats to the table, they would include a provision in the debt ceiling legislation saying that lawmakers will not be paid if they do not pass a budget blueprint. was it right to step back from challenging the president over raising the debt ceiling? >> well, i think the house proposal is a step in the right direction. no doubt the senate hasn't done it's job. it's been nearly four years since it's passed a budget. but it doesn't go nearly far enough. we have a crisis. i just got back last week from afghanistan. and i had multiple servicemen and women clasp me on the arm and say, please do somethin
actual passing of the equivalent number of spending cuts. you have to get every dollar for debt ceiling increases. they say the debt ceiling, they know it doesn't give them real leverage but gives them an opportunity to give real messaging. they wouldn't provide a show-down where they say not raising it. they come to terms with having lost the election. charles krauthammer wrote today, the general rule is from the single house of congress, you can't impose, aren't you failing the country? the country chose obama, if you want to save the republic, save the next election. if your conservative philosophy is indeed right, winning will come. joining me now, robert costa, and dave weigel, both of them doing great reporting, i appreciate you being here. robert, i want to start with you, tell me the thinking behind the three-month extension, why three months? >> a lot of it has to do public relations, i think what i heard from the retreat, and members in the room, they want to start to win the pr battle again, to do it they have to take the debt limit off the table, and fight with spending in r
shuttings down the government if they don't raise the debt ceiling there are so many people expecting payments veterans, soldiers, the --. melissa: but they get to decide who they pay and they don't. they could decide to pay those people and -- >> a lot harder, very, very hard to decide who they pay and who they don't. logistics are total nightmare. there are billions upon billions of computerized payments. if you want to code it and figure out how you get money to certain people and not others that sound like a catastrophe. it could happen when they even threatened not to raise the debt ceiling around our credit was downgraded and the markets really tumbled. you don't want to i can take the chance. no way the republicans would take that chance. melissa: maybe you don't. a nit is very risk-averse person? >> in poker a 19 is someone that folds every hand. they wait for the perfect chance to get money in. problem is nits never win tournaments. they have to actually risk something in order to see that value. melissa: who is the nit in this? >> everyone. they're all nits. everyone involve
talking to people about the debt ceiling and the sequester fights saying we're going down the road of doom, the country is going to default. you know, boehner broke the hastert rule once because of larger necessity, and i don't think that doing that makes it any less likely is he going to do that. i really do think these guys as long as they get to take the vote that they want don't really necessarily -- this doesn't stand for all of them, but as a group they don't necessarily care. >> jonathan makes the point that on the sandy relief bill they did the same thing, which was register opposition, pass it with democratic help. i feel like that is sort of under mining short-changes thinking republicans, which is to say can you do this for two years? basically register opposition and then let democrats sort of push the legislation through and not have anybody clued into -- that's what you're doing? >> they really care about this. they're not making it up or fake it. they really, really think that it would be better not to raise the debt ceiling, and so what you do is let the democrats on it. we
and everybody else, rather than debt ceiling. but does it end up leading to a may mayhem. one economic disaster gets pushed down the pike, but the debt deal doesn't solve the sequester problem. congressman tom price, vice chair of the budget committee, he joins me next. >>> plus, battle of the sexes, groundbreaking change coming today for women in the military. >>> but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. at 2:30, he'll nominate former federal prosecutor, mary jo white as the next chairman of the securities and exchange commission and also renominate richard corddry to be director of the consumer financial protection board. can he get confirmed this time? last time he was put in the job by recess appointment. you're watching "the daily rundown," only on msnbc. so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! wel
are looming. one example the debt creel and controlli -- debt ceiling and what americans describe as out of control spending. republicans take with the attitude toward congress at this point? >> to get real solutions president obama needs to understand what will pass in the republican led house. it will also be acceptable to him. lawmakers tend to be unhappy when the president goes around them. they called on mr. obama to do better. >> he speaks in general terms likes the executive order approach a whole lot better than the legislative approach. you can't get all that foreign with executive order. you have to legislate and you have to legislate realistically. you have to realize you don't control the entire congress. >> republicans don't like that the president is converting his campaign apparatus into a purpose that helped him in his second term. they are thinking that is probably not a good sign in working in a bipartisan fashion. >> one area where they do not agree at all is over the budget. it>> it has been a source of problems when they work on critical issues and budget is a key co
a debt ceiling bill doing nothing but pushing of the problem until making the can down the road. and new york congressman sat -- has me upset tonight. they're going to want to you this. stay with us. albrecht, he could not be more wrong. ♪ gerri: to people in the south cling to their guns and religion? is that part of the country something we need to ♪ gerri: i have to tell you, nothing, nothing gets under my skin faster than and new yorker calling out the south which is exactly what happened recently in a tv interview. new york congressman telling the most other states should adopt gun laws exactly like the one passed in the state of new york. >> new york, it's a little different and more progressive and a lot of areas and some other states. some of the southern areas of cultures that we have to overcome. gerri: cultures that we have to overcome. all right. i forgot. the south is still a backwater to new york. the region languishes in a post antebellum haze of poverty and backwardness. in truth, my friends, the south has benefited from long-term strategies of keeping out unions and
't go down to the wire and contest the debt ceiling increase. all these things have swept away a lot of nagging concerns and the next thing to worry about is people don't know exactly what the next thing to worry about s is. >> let's turn it over to you. what are you expecting throughout the rest of this earnings season. we haven't had any major blowoffs, but we're not talking about, you know, that great a situation in terms of revenue growth, right? how would you characterize the earnings period? >> well, i think this is really important. all of this is about expectations. we're coming out of this period where investors have ripped a quarter of a trillion dollars out of stocks in favor of bonds. now they are looking at that three-year performance number of let's say the aggregate bond index and the stock market, and they are saying, you know what? earnings, fiscal cliff, all of these things that have kept me on the sidelines, truthfully the expectations just aren't that high. we've already walked down the q4 numbers very quietly, and keep in mind we're hitting the new highs in the
ceiling impasse. he calls it a short-term debt limit extension. you may know it better as kicking the can down the road. which reminds me, there was someone just a few months ago who was famously against that kind of a deal. who was it? >> kick the can. kick the can. kick the can. >> right, of course. that's who it was. joining us is jonathan alter and jared bernstein. welcome to you both. john, we've seen speaker boehner's power getting weaker and weaker. is paul ryan now the de facto head of the gop? >> well, you know, actually, martin, i think he has been much more influential than people realize -- >> because he's been quite quiet publicly. >> going back to 2011. he has so much respect within that republican caucus. he's the guy who killed simpson/bowl simpson/bowles. he was on the simpson/bowles commission and wasn't willing to have any revenue increases. his fingerprints were not on it. and then when it came to the grand bargain, he told john boehner wait until the election. don't do this deal. so this is more of the same from him in his own relatively quiet way because he is much m
: planning seems to pick the can down the road yet again. rich and -- has a story. rich: the debt ceiling, automatic spending cuts, known as the sole questioner, and, of course, government spending set to expire. this is from paul ryan. what we want to achieve at the end of the day is a two-way discussion between democrats and republicans. out of that, hopefully, some progress being made to get this deficit and debt under control. we believe our obligation is to help prevent a debt crisis from hitting this country. republicans have had a tough spot here. the president of united states as he is not negotiating the debt ceiling. he says it is simply up to congress. it is due to spending that is already approved. the majority of republicans voted against the deal because there were no spending cuts. this was the first strategy session. we are going to have these fights throughout the spring. back to you. cheryl: we just had a guest trying to tell us to avoid the noise in washington. thank you very much, rich. dennis: let's take a look at apple shares right now. down five dollars. 1%. another
ceiling. we don't want to shut down the government. so, it looks like republicans are fighting among themselves. so this debate is already underway in the republican party. >> yeah. the. >> the president understands this. that combined with the 332 electoral votes he got, i think he is in a stronger -- i think he is in a stronger position now than he has been probably in four years. so he has less incentive now to be mr. nice than he has in quite some time. i think we are seeing that. >> right. i was going to say, i think we see that he senses that as well. >> yeah. >> he feels that he is projecting it. i don't know whether -- i forget whether you were there the day he announced his measures on gun violence for example. >> yeah. >> that was straight o here is what we are going to do. whereas before on so many issues, they might say, you and i both heard robert gibbs and jay carney say we can't push for that because congress has to do it and we don't have the votes if congress. da-da. the assault weapons ban, right thing to do. join the conversation,
raising the u.s. debt ceiling, the house effectively kicked the can down the road until may. lawmakers voted to let the treasury department keep borrowing money so the u.s. can pay its bills until then. the bill also withholds lawmakers' pay until may if they don't start a budget. most called that a stunt and voted no. >>> and u.s. cargo jets have flown at least five missions in mali this week. a spokesman tells cnn that the c-17 cargo jets have flown in both french troops and tons of supplies for the fight against islamic insurgents. the u.n. is warning the violence could soon displace up to 700,000 people in mali. >>> bill clinton is heading back out on the campaign trail. cnn has confirmed that the former president will headline a march fund-raiser for arkansas senator mark pryor, who's up for re-election next year. clinton, of course, is an arkansas native, who served 12 years as the governor of that state. >>> and finally, a rough day for serena williams at the australian open. the 15-time grand slam winner broke, wow, you see it there, broke a racket in disgust after blowing a on
there and hope to continue that through the next round of debt ceiling talks. remember, neil, there are two issues that the rating agencies are looking for, they want an orderly increase of the debt ceiling. they say no strings attached. you go further down into those press releases and they are saying, we want a budget deal, this year, 2013. that is something that republicans are looking for and that is something they hope to secure out of all of this. neil: peter barnes, if you are still with me, too, i want to bring you into this. secretary of state hillary clinton with john kerry. there was a clear message in the president's remarks that, of course, the u.s. will always be involved, i am paraphrasing of course. there is clearly a pullback here. a mentality expressed by the likes of chuck hagel and, of course, john kerry that the u.s. should not be involved in each and every crisis that comes up. in other words republican critics will say surrounding that role to international agencies, united nations or europe, more to the point. the french wanting some funding and more support and what
back to where we were before, delaying the inevitable? >> yes, but it's not just about the debt ceiling. this is one of the reasons the inauguration comes at such a dreary times. we just had this boring fight. >> i thought it was exciting . >> that's not exciting lemplet -- that's not exciting. >> he clearly has a different idea of exciting. >> there was a fight about the sequester and the regular roll budget. the debt ceiling is one where real ugly consequences were likely to happen. an they were likely to get blamed. they want to move that to the last of fights. . it's still going to be the same fight over how do you distribute resources in the time of scarcity? >> president obama stared them down on this. he said i'm not going to negotiate. a i'm not going -- this is a separate thing unnegotiateable. they said we're decoupling it from the immediate to other showdowns coming up. >> yeah, and here's the one opportunity, i think the republicans want to say, ok, the fight has been internal for republicans. fine, democrats. let's see what you do on entitlement. let's go. you keep putting
they, of course, prefer a long-term extension of the debt ceiling, not just three months. >> pelley: nancy, thanks. president obama is about to begin his second term and security for the inaugural ceremonies on monday will, of course, be extremely tight. uniform police will be everywhere, but we asked john miller to tell us about the security operations that you won't see. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: during president obama's first inauguration there was a threat taken so seriously that counterterrorism agents seemed to be everywhere in the crowd of two million. in east africa, people were taken into custody and given lie detector tests by the f.b.i. in tend, the tip turned out to be wrong but it gave a young administration on its very first day a picture of what can go on behind the scenes of a major event. for this inauguration, some of the security is meant to be obvious: the coast guard will shut down the potomac river, but some of the security is meant to be nearly invisible. at union station who two men who could have been waiting for a train we
yesterday when republican budget chairman paul ryan told members they need to be prepared for a debt ceiling increase. the attitudes from republican leaders are a lot different today. senator jon cornyn of texas wrote an op-ed said it may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of the country. now cornyn tells the chronicle editorial board we will raise the debt ceiling. we are not going to default on our ded debt. two years ago, they were gloating over their debt ceiling hostage strategy. >> no president in the near future, maybe in the distant future, will be able to get the debt ceiling increased without a reignition, reigniting of the same discussion of how do we cut spending and get america headed in the right direction. i expect the next president, whoever that is, will be asking us to raise the debt ceiling again in 2013. we'll be doing it all over. >> today, mitch mcconnell doesn't sound so tough. instead of demanding spending cuts on entitlement reform, here is his new demand. the american people expect the senate to fina
in spending, every dollar for the debt ceiling go up has matched by spending cuts. they have backed down from that view, in terms of having a three-month extension, that is because of the polls showing the president has the upper hand on the issue. >> do you think we are witnessing a strategy shift inside the gop? >> they have to have a strategy shift, you said that was the key thing that was coming out of the conference. we know that they are probably talking about appealing to minority voters and getting women back on track. >> isn't that a conference they have in gop meetings every two years? >> i don't think the conversation that is real. but now it's how to resonate with the constituents they are trying to appeal to. >> it's a time of rethinking for the republican party. what i was struck by was paul ryan's role. telling them that they have to have a strategy. and that they have to tread carefully right nowity upcoming fights. >> one of the things that was announced the rebranding of the campaign group, obama for america, and jim messina was on, a few minutes ago to talk about the new gr
's going through? punting the debt ceiling. a vote is going to go through today. >> punting it down three more months. >> hal: a three-month wait to deal with -- >> because why get done today what you can put off? >> hal: because people are still glowing in the aftermath of the inauguration. people are still recognizing the president -- their message that the president isn't interested in deficits and handling it because he did mention it in his inauguration. he did mention doing in a balanced approach and the american people agree with him on that part. so if they have to act on it in the next week, people are still that much engaged. they're hoping in three months the american public will disengage enough for them to create another false narrative. >> so when we talk about rating the debt ceiling. we've already racked up the bills and we have to pay them. that's an obvious -- that's the fact. >> hal: right. >> they like to combine the two right and make it about future spending and paying off the bills. the president says it over and over and over again but it doesn't stick. don't under
the refusal to raise debt ceiling unconditionally will make them responsible for laundry list of dire consequences. >> food inspectors, specialists tracking down loose nuclear materials wouldn't get paychecks. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is in fact a safe bet. >> he will suggest every cat lizm that could occur. they clashed with the administration in 2011. treasury said the legislation to prioritize payment would represent default by another name. it would bring about the same katzic economic consequences. idea was dismissed by the administration. derided, castigateed and described as reckless and irresponsible and unworkable. >> paul ryan, the powerful chairman of the house committee and former g.o.p. vice presidential nominee said all options clouding prioritization remain on the table. ryan suggest itig the divided government and gridlock if the long-term deal is achievable it will take time to negotiate it. failing that, toomey and ryan said it's the only available course. >> bret: is it tough to do? if you have the law in place is it tough
republicans say they are prepared to raise the roof on the debt ceiling for another three months, a bit of a breather. in return they want guarantees from democrats that congress will work quickly to pass a budget so it can focus how to bring down the nation's debt. >>> security will certainly be tight near the capitol for the upcoming inauguration and the coastguard will keep a close eye on the rivers through the city. increased security is in place on the potomac between the key bridge and reagan national airport already. on the anacostia patrols will extend from the 14th street bridge to the 295 bridge, but from sunday through tuesday water traffic along those waterways will be closed entirely for 48 hours. >>> while the president's been working on his speech his staff has had to respond to a petition signed by 34,000 people demanding that the government build a death star, that is, death star as in the ds1 orbital battle station, you know, the one from star wars. maybe that's why the white house is changing the rules for those online petitions and bruce leshan is here to tell us all
and go home and end government, shut it down, use the filibuster, use government shutdown, use the debt ceiling, use sequestration, any monkey wrench they can throw into the machinery they will throw into the machinery. that's a different faction than the republican party as it used to be and as in some cases it still is. >> yeah. well, chris, you know, it's interesting you said that because in talking to my -- a few of my republican friends as we left the inauguration, they were saying that they were a little tired of the tea party. these are republicans, a little tired of it, because these were friends of boehner. they felt that speaker boehner was doing a good job, but at the same time in trying to do some things with this president, i'm not talking about center, i'm talking about even right of center, and they were complaining after listening to the speech that there could be and should be more cooperation. but, again, you got about 50 tea partiers that are very active and very much to the far, far right. >> yeah. >> yeah, and they don't come to washington to listen or to meet anybo
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